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Cloudera Raises $160M

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by Angela Guess Cromwell Schubarth of the Silicon Valley Business Journal reports, “Cloudera has raised $160 million in new funding in a round led by T. Rowe Price that reportedly values the database software company at about $2 billion. The company blogged about the deal Tuesday after Bloomberg cited unnamed sources who said that the Palo Alto Big Data software company was raising $200 million in…

Why Analytics Teams Should Run Their Own Tech

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDnet reports, “Analytics teams need dedicated infrastructure or risk being held back by their own IT departments, according to the head of data insights at a major UK bank. The Royal Bank of Scotland, which generates copious data from more than 400 branch-based transactions for businesses per second, has just…

Splunk, Symantec, and the Future of Cloud Data Security

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by Angela Guess Saroj Kar of Cloud Times recently wrote, “McAfee in a recent report said enterprises expect to see an increase in attacks aimed at shared resources in any IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS (Infrastructure, Platform, or Software as a Service) cloud environment. Cybercriminal will target cloud-based applications and data repositories such as the ubiquitous hypervisors found…

Pivotal Releases HD 2.0, Bringing New Analytic Capabilities to Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Pivotal, the EMC spin-off company pursuing modern application development in the context of cloud computing and big-data analysis, on Monday released Pivotal HD 2.0, an update of its Hadoop distribution incorporating an in-memory database and a battery of new analysis capabilities. Pivotal HD 2.0 is the vendor’s…

Boxfish Raises $7M for Smarter TV

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by Angela Guess Janko Roettgers of GigaOM reports, “Imagine you turn on your TV, and it tells you exactly what’s happening on each channel. We’re not just talking show names and schedule grids, but live updates down to the topic that’s being discussed on each and every network, be it Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, March Madness…

Approaching Mobile Data Governance as a Team

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by Angela Guess Jason Hannula of Midsize Insider recently wrote, “Data governance is a fundamental component of both data security and regulatory compliance. While it may not be the most exciting part of data management, it is essential. The explosive rate of mobile device adoption at midsize firms has pushed business data beyond most governance models. Mobile data…

Searchers Use Big Data Analytics in Attempt to Find Flight 370

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger of eWeek reports, “As the hours and days go by following the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 somewhere in Southeast Asia, more people and organizations are joining the search party. And they are using every tool at their disposal — not the least of which big data…

What Big Data Will Look Like in the Next Five Years

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “Big data has evolved a lot of the past few years; from a happy buzzword to a hated buzzword, and from a focus on volume to a focus on variety and velocity. The term “big data” and the technologies that encompass it have been pored over, picked…